Riot

£6.99

Tom Corfe, Riot: The Hexham Militia Riot, 1761.

Although eclipsed by the more notorious Peterloo Massacre, the Hexham Riot marked an infamous episode in the history of civil unrest when a crowd protesting changes to the eligibility for conscription into the militia was fired on by the North Yorkshire Militia, resulting in over 50 deaths. Tom Corfe’s well-illustrated book sets contemporary reports in context to give an account of the tragic day.

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Description

Paperback: 64pp, b&w and colour illustrations.
Publisher: Hexham Community Partnership (2004)
ISBN: 978-0-9547976-0-7

Tom Corfe, Riot: The Hexham Militia Riot, 1761.